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AEW kicks off a big weekend tonight...with a LIVE Friday night Dynamite...starting at 10PM Eastern.
The matches announced for the show included Miro’s first defense of the TNT Championship...against Top Flight’s Dante Martin.
Also tonight...Hangman Page vs. Joey Janela...Darby Allin vs. Cezar Bononi...and Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page vs. Dark Order's Evil Uno and Stu Grayson.
Jade Cargill will issue an open challenge.
Cody Rhodes and Anthony Ogogo will meet for a weigh-in ahead of their match at Double Or Nothing.
Orange Cassidy will respond to Kenny Omega’s offer to defer his shot at the AEW Championship.
There will also be a Celebration Of The Inner Circle, hosted by Eric Bischoff...AND a celebration of Hikaru Shida’s one-year reign as AEW Women’s Champion.
While speaking with the media on Thursday, Cody Rhodes strongly hinted at the creation of a new championship in AEW.
(Cody On New Titles)
That clip from Thursday’s media briefing with Cody.
Cody also denied recent rumors of in-fighting among the EVP’s of AEW.
Tonight’s SmackDown is promoting the first-ever meeting between The Usos...and the Street Profits.
On Thursday’s NXT UK...Trent Seven pinned Sam Gradwell with a burning hammer in the main event. Also, Nathan Frazer pinned Sha Samuels with a frog splash.
Meiko Satomura’s SECOND chance at Kay Lee Ray’s UK women’s championship is now set for the June 10th episode of NXT UK.
Fightful is reporting WWE has released Tom Phillips, who served as lead announcer for just about every WWE brand during his time with the company.
This weekend’s Ring of Honor TV has a big EIGHT-man tag team main event.
The Foundation - Jay Lethal, Jonathan Gresham, HOT SAUCE Tracy Williams & Rhett Titus - vs. Violence Unlimited - Brody King, Tony Deppen, Chris Dickinson & Homicide.
Also on the show, Joe Keys vs. LSG. The winner gets a spot in the rankings for either the Pure Title or the TV Title.
On ROH’s YouTube Thursday...the third clash between O’Shay Edwards and Sledge...ended with Edwards delivering an Air Raid Crash from the second rope through a pair of tables...getting the pin and the win.
New matches announced for Impact’s Against All Odds show.
Satoshi Kojima - who’s going simply as “Kojima” in Impact - will face Joe Doering.
Kojima made his Impact debut last night...at the expense of Violent By Design - interrupting their in-ring promo...and challenging Doering.
Deonna Purrazzo will defend the Knockouts Championship at Against All Odds...against Rosemary.
She pinned Purrazzo to win a 10-Woman Tag last night. There were a lot of moving parts in this one. Taylor Wilde was nowhere to be found before the match...so Jordynne Grace took her place...leading to Grace and Rachael Ellering brawling with Fire ‘n Flava.
That’s setting up a Knockouts Tag Title rematch on next week’s Impact. Fire n’ Flava defending against Ellering and Grace.
Josh Alexander will defend his X-Division Championship against TJP...in the first-ever 60-Minute Iron Man Match in Impact’s history. It will happen next Thursday...on BEFORE The Impact.
The match was made after TJP and Fallah Bahh beat Alexander and Petey Williams on last night’s Impact.. TJP pinned Alexander with the Mamba Splash.
The Good Brothers beat Moose & Sami Callihan in last night’s main event. Moose and Callihan couldn’t get on the same page...and Moose eventually left Callihan alone to take a Magic Killer and the pin.
Moose beat up on Callihan after the match.
It was announced that Matt Cardona will be out of action for up to 12 weeks due to a broken orbital bone.
Josh Matthews was back on commentary for last night’s show, instead of Matt Striker.
(STINGER: New Japan)
Tonight’s New Japan Strong will see FILTHY Tom Lawlor’s first defense of the Strong Openweight Championship. He’ll be challenged by Chris Dickinson.
Also on the show, El Phantasmo vs. Wheeler Yuta.
Round 2 of MLW’s Open Draft confirmed the aforementioned Tom Lawlor, King Mo and Gringo Loco are all staying with the league for its return to live touring this summer.
Also, a new signee was revealed - “The Suplex Assassin” Alex Kane. He’s being aligned with King Mo’s American Top Team.
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